Purified Mouse Anti-Rat CD11a
Clone WT.1 (RUO)
- Brand BD Pharmingen™
- Alternative Name Integrin αL chain; LFA-1 α chain; Itgal
- Concentration 0.5 mg/ml
- Isotype Mouse BALB/c IgG2a, κ
- Reactivity Rat (QC Testing)
Flow cytometry (Routinely Tested)
Immunohistochemistry-frozen, Inhibition, Immunoprecipitation, Blocking (Reported)
- Immunogen PHA-stimulated rat splenocytes and rat thymic lymphoma FTL-43
- Storage Buffer Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.
- Regulatory Status RUO
Regulatory Status Legend
The WT.5 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes the alpha subunit of LFA-1 (αLβ2 integrin, CD11a/CD18), a heterodimeric surface glycoprotein which is found on the majority of leukocytes, but not on peritoneal macrophages or peritoneal mast cells. LFA-1 mediates a variety of heterotypic and homotypic intercellular adhesions through interaction with ICAM-1 (CD54) and ICAM-2 (CD102). WT.1 mAb recognizes both the activated and unactivated forms of LFA-1. It inhibits the binding of LFA-1 to ICAM-1 in several in vitro assays, including binding of Concanavalin A-stimulated lymphocytes (Con A blasts) to purified ICAM-1 and Mg2+-dependent aggregation of concanavalin A-stimulated blasts. It has also been reported to inhibit leukocyte infiltration in several in vivo models of inflammation.
This antibody is routinely tested by flow cytometric analysis. Other applications were tested at BD Biosciences Pharmingen during antibody development only or reported in the literature.
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Preparation and Storage
The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography.
Store undiluted at 4°C.
- Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
- Please refer to www.bdbiosciences.com/pharmingen/protocols for technical protocols.
- Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
- Sodium azide is a reversible inhibitor of oxidative metabolism; therefore, antibody preparations containing this preservative agent must not be used in cell cultures nor injected into animals. Sodium azide may be removed by washing stained cells or plate-bound antibody or dialyzing soluble antibody in sodium azide-free buffer. Since endotoxin may also affect the results of functional studies, we recommend the NA/LE (No Azide/Low Endotoxin) antibody format, if available, for in vitro and in vivo use.